Today’s reading is an amazing drama. There’s a man born blind, his parents, some neighbors, some stuck-up religious leaders, Jesus and a few of his disciples. The reading is a play. How about having members of your family take parts and read their lines?
The man born blind comes not only to see, but to be filled with the light of faith about who Jesus is: the Messiah and Son of God. Catch the changes in him step-by-step. The religious leaders, on the other hand, claim to be able to see; however, they are the ones blind when it comes to faith in Jesus.
When you come to the part where the once blind man comes to faith and worships Jesus, you and your family stop and do the same. Say prayers of adoration, telling Jesus how much you believe in him and how you want to give your life to him. He will give you spiritual eyes so that you can “See him more clearly, love him more dearly and follow him more nearly.” (St. Richard of Chichester 1197-1253. Adapted in the song, “Day By Day from Godspel, 1971)
Suggested Bible Breath: I once was blind; now I see. v. 25
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For a one-page pdf file of Bible Breaths for the first four weeks of Lent, with four examples for each day, touch here.
Fridays are dedicated to the Gospels.
During Lent and Easter, we read the Gospel of John.
This is a sample of a new version of The Bible Through the Seasons as a daily family devotion. An ebook is planned. I’ll keep you posted! –Pastor Nick